News Reporter Falls In The Pool During Live Interview

News Reporter Falls In The Pool During Live Interview

Mike Bushell is a sports reporter for the BBC. Recently, he was taping a live broadcast for BBC Breakfast where he was interviewing England Commonwealth Games swimmers Sarah Vasey, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Ben Proud and James Guy.


The swimmers were seated on the edge of a small pool and Mike was going to get in the water and interview them. Everything was going great until Mike stepped in the pool and didn't realize that there was a small drop-off. He went to walk towards one of the swimmers and plunged into the water on live television. The young swimmers immediately started laughing and Mike just had to join in.

Thankfully, he was already in his swimsuit and no equipment was damaged but this sure did make for some great TV. I always love watching news anchor bloopers and this pool plunge definitely had me rolling with laughter. Has anything like this ever happened on your local news station?